die to live by emberblue

die to live

by emberblue in Digital Art

This is an Easter concept. I wanted to do something different than the typical empty tomb, white lilies, a cross on a hill, etc. I like the play on words. Live to Die. Die to Live. Alot of the concepts Jesus gave us are the reverse of what we would normally think. Things like "The last shall be first", "the least shall be the greatest", "return good for evil" ... "lose your life so that you can find it."

Jesus said that to save your life you must lose it:
"If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for Me, you will find true life."
Luke 9:24 (NLT)

It's just like a seed. A seed must fall from the flower, dry up and "die" before it can sprout and bring life. In the same way, we "die" to our life so that we can have new life with and in Jesus.

And along the theme of Easter, Jesus lived His life knowing that His mission was to die and come to life 3 days later so that those who believe in Him could have life for eternity. That's why there is the shadow of a cross in the title. Jesus lived with the shadow of the cross always before Him.

There is an awesome song by Gabriel Wilson called "Lovely is Death" and my favorite line goes, "To love is to die, so the one that you love has life." It's a simple and beautiful explanation of something that is really profound.

I guess the question is, how are you living your life?

I hope you enjoy.

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